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SME is one of the world's largest publishers of manufacturing-related technical information and industry news. Some of its premier media resources include:


Magazine & Yearbooks
Yearbooks and MEManufacturing Engineering® magazine delivers information you need to remain a leader, whether you are a job shop owner or other manufacturing professional and whether you work for a small, specialized shop, mid-sized supplier or large OEM. Since 2006, the editors of ME have published annual yearbooks that take an in-depth look at key manufacturing industries and initiatives.
Peer-Reviewed Journals
JournalsSME's scholarly journals, the Journal of Manufacturing Systems (JMSY) and the Journal of Manufacturing Processes (JMP), are published by Elsevier Ltd. and included in the ScienceDirect digital library.

Manuscript submissions and the peer-review process are handled electronically through the Elsevier Editorial System. Click on the links above for complete journal and subscription information and manuscript submission instructions.

SME members have exclusive, complimentary access to the archive of JMSY and JMP articles and other features on ScienceDirect. Go to the SME page and login with your member number.

Research Publications
NAMRIThe Transactions of NAMRI/SME disseminates critical research results in the manufacturing technical field in a journal-format publication established in 1972 by the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME). Many important scientific and technological milestones have been reported in these volumes by renowned researchers. The publication of the Transactions has both stimulated and faithfully documented the tremendous evolution of manufacturing science and technology.



CIRPCIRP Papers present refereed scientific and technical work, and keynote papers summarize significant results of work performed over an extended period. SME and CIRP (the International Academy for Production Engineering) have an alliance in which keynote papers from designated CIRP General Assemblies and various papers presented by CIRP's Scientific Technical Committees (STCs) are made available exclusively to SME members.

Technical Publication(s)
Tech PapersSME Technical Papers report best practices, ongoing advancements and industry trends within manufacturing. New papers are added quarterly to this fundamental and state-of-the-art database of information for manufacturing engineers, managers, consultants, educators, students and technology professionals.

E-Newsletters

Monthly Newsletters


AeroDef Newsletter IconAeroDef Manufacturing provides up-to-date news on innovations, technologies, management practices and trends throughout the supply chain.



Energy Newsletter IconEnergy Manufacturing chronicles new trends, technologies and manufacturing processes being implemented in the oil and gas industry as well as geothermal, solar, nuclear and wind. Exclusive industry news offers authoritative assessments of the demands placed on manufacturers to drive innovation.


Lean Directions iconLean Directions brings you case examples, principles and news about using lean techniques in five highly focused articles.



Quality Newsletter IconQuality in Manufacturing provides five timely articles to help you understand six sigma principles, statistical quality analysis techniques and measurement technology.




Member-Exclusive Newsletters


DEBDaily Executive Briefing is a daily news briefing tailored to the needs of manufacturing professionals and summarizes key reporting in the field of manufacturing engineering from the previous 24 hours.



Member NewsletterSME Member Newsletter highlights chapter, TCN and industry activities and workforce development efforts; spotlights active members and their accomplishments; includes helpful tools and tips; features volunteer leader communications and training events; and includes upcoming chapter events and TCN webinars.